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Owning Mahowny (2003)

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A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history.

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Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful. To his friends, he was a quiet, but humorous man who enjoyed watching sports on television. To his girlfriend, he was shy but engaging. None of them knew the other side of Dan Mahowny--the side that executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The true story of a mild mannered banker and his magnificent obsession. See more »

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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25 September 2003 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

A Queda de um Jogador  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,287 (USA) (2 May 2003)

Gross:

$1,011,054 (USA) (17 October 2003)
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The movie's budget was about ten million dollars, which was also roughly the amount that the real person Dan Mahowney is based on stole from the bank he worked for. See more »

Goofs

In Toronto, with no other source of large sums of money, Mahowny converts a customer's $200,000 withdrawal to $300,000 to steal the excess. Yet when he arrives in Atlantic City, the cage person acknowledges his payment of $100,000. In 1980, $100,000 US would have cost at least $115,000 Canadian. See more »

Quotes

Psychologist: You know, some folks believe everyone has a public life, a private life, and a secret life. What do you think about that?
Dan Mahowny: The thing is, I guess... that my secret life... is a bit less secret than everyone else's right now.
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At the end of the closing credits you'll see the strongroom door from the start again and hear the sound of the ball in a roulette wheel. Rien ne vas plus. See more »

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Interesting film
11 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I chose this film based on its cast, not its plotline, which I didn't really think sounded very interesting. However, I've been a fan of Philip Seymour Hoffman since State and Main, and I also like Minnie Driver, so we took a chance and bought tickets for this film. I was so glad I did. It was a fascinating (kind of like looking at an accident) look at a "nice guy's" descent into gambling. It started small, and continued to spiral out of control as we watched in horrified disbelief. In fact, I would say that the script was unrealistic if I didn't know this was based on a true story. One little complaint...Minnie's blond wig was rather distracting, and truly not necessary. Other than that, I highly recommend this film.


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